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Titanic crewmember postcard to be auctioned off

Posted at 1:08 PM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 16:32:47-04

A rare postcard written by a Titanic crewmember is hitting the auction block next week.

The ship's radio operator, Jack Phillips, wrote a card to his sister just weeks before the Titanic's fatal journey.

An auction house says Phillips is a forgotten hero of the Titanic because he kept sending SOS messages to other ships while the Titanic was sinking.

Phillips managed to get into a lifeboat but he still died from exposure to the cold.

The auction house says his postcard is expected to fetch about $15,000.